Going Greener

WE’RE CARBON NEUTRAL!

We provide a service that is fully-stress free and 100% Carbon Neutral. We work with our customers to plant enough trees to offset all CO2 emissions that we generate throughout helping you secure homeownership.

Our staff are fully trained on how to have a positive impact, not only for your mortgage, but for the substantiality of OUR planet.

We’re committed to change.

We understand that the world needs our support.

About Our Certificate 

The Carbon Neutral certification is given to companies that have taken steps to mitigate at least 100% of their emissions with carbon credits.

The Planet Positive certification is given to companies that have measured their impact on the planet and are actively working to reduce it.

The Climate Positive certification is given to companies that have engaged in reforestation and removing plastic from the ocean.

Together, we can make a difference

Click below to donate or plant additional trees!

Trees planted for our customers

of car miles off-set!

10,600

Plastic Bottles Removed From The Ocean

106

Carbon Offset (tCO2e)

1060

Trees Planted

2.218

Carbon Intensity – Employees

For every client that we work with, we’ll be planting 1 tree in the Scottish Highlands, just for you!

The great thing is, it’s estimated that 1 tree has the potential to sequester up to ¼ of a Tonne of CO2e over its lifetime.

Studies show that with the right conditions, across a single tree’s life it could off-set up to 1,200 miles driven in a car!

A note on that – this assumes that car is petrol and achieves the UK’s average miles per gallon (MPG) in 2020

For every customer, we’ll also be donating to ensure approximately 1,000 plastic bottles are also removed from the Ocean which helps create sustainable income sources in other parts of the worlds

Tip To Live A Low Carbon Life

Reducing Energy Use

– Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree ( this could save you up to £60 per year)

– Fill your kettle with the amount of water you need ( this could also save you £8 per year)

– Remove any dust from the back of your fridge ( this will help keep them running efficiently)

Reduce and Reuse

– LOVE LOVE LOVE Second-Hand! This could be as simple as buying secondhand clothes, or giving something old a new lease of life.

– Check The Label! Look for clithing made from recycled fabric/materials or powering factories from renewable engery sources.

– Donate To Charities! Don’t throw away your old/un-wanted items.  Give them to chairty for a decond lease on life.

On The Go

– Sustainabili-TEA! If you grab a drink on your commute, buying a reusable cup or travel mug will help cut back your waste and become eco-friendly.

– Eat Greener! 20% of the UKs Carbon Emissions are form the foo industry, try eating 1 meal a week meat free! Not only does this help the planet but could aslo save you some money on your food shop.

Our Projects

In our efforts to become Carbon Neutral, we work with our partner, Postive Planet to support climate change around the globe. The Climate Impact Fund provides a way for us to help communities in need – by protecting and preserving the environment for generations to come.

Take a look at some of the projects we help fund:

Sierra Leone Safe Water Project

Country: Sierra Leone | Type: Carbon offsetting

Kono District Is largely rural, with many existing safe water sources that have fallen into disrepair due to poor management programmes and high costs. Households either consume dirty water as they lack the means for purification, regularly suffering from water-related illnesses, or purify it on highly inefficient three-stone fires fuelled by firewood releasing GHG emissions.

Communities typically use wood fuel on inefficient open fires to purify drinking, cleaning, and washing water collected from unclean sources. This process results in the release of GHG emissions from the combustion of wood. These emissions can be avoided if clean water sources are in working order, removing the need to purify the water.

Benefits:

  • Provision of safe clean water drinking water
  • The reduction in illness linked to drinking unsafe water
  • Regular WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) training/workshops with the local community
  • Reduction of animal and human conflict as people no longer have to collect water from “drinking holes” used by animals
  • Local employment within the project areas through regular borehole maintenance work
Berlin Geothermal Project

Country: El Salvador | Type: Carbon offsetting

The LaGeo Project is an extension of the Berlin Geothermal Power Plant through the drilling of additional geothermal wells. The Project exploits the resource of the Berlin Geothermal Field characterized by a depth between 1,000 and 1,500 m asl, a temperature in the range of 280 to 300 °C, 115 bar pressure, and good rock permeability. Reservoir dimensions and characteristics are enough to sustain a 44 MW power plant for the entire life of the project, with an expected field depletion of about 1% per year.

Further information about this project can be found in the PDD and documents associated, which are available on UNFCCC website: http://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1141464500.33/view

Benefits:

  • The use of an indigenous and cleaner source of electricity will contribute to environmental sustainability.
  • Avoid electricity generation from imported fossil fuel sources.
  • Reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • Better income distribution in the region where the LaGeo Project is carried out will come from less expenditure and more income in local municipalities.
  • Economical and/or strategic benefits include the decrease in dependence on fossil fuels, an exogenous and environmentally unsustainable source of energy.
  • The LaGeo Project includes a biodiversity inventory research project to be done by the National University of El Salvador and a conservation and reforestation program in areas surrounding the plant.
Asahan 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant 2 x 90 MW

Country: Indonesia | Type: Carbon offsetting

Asahan 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant 2 x 90 MW Project, developed by PT Bajradaya Sentranusa, is a run-off-river hydroelectric power project in North Sumatera Province in Indonesia. The project uses the existing flow of the Asahan River to produce electricity and it has no large-scale dam or reservoir built for the project, as it is a run-of-river hydroelectric powerplant.

The project is taking advantage of the Asahan River flow that receives water from its natural source, Lake Toba. Geographically, the Project is located downstream of Lake Toba and upstream of the existing Asahan 2 (Siguragura) hydroelectric power plant, a large dam power plant built in 19811.

Benefits:

  • Supply zero-emission energy to Sumatera Grid, a grid with a relatively carbon-intensive electricity supply
  • Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by an estimated 945,875 tCO2e per year during the first crediting period and 1,021,075 during the second crediting period.